The Mimesis Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media maintains a wide range technical resources for documentary fieldwork and postproduction. Mimesis also provides documentary services to units across campus and faculty with documentary components in their research projects.

Equipment and Facilities

Mimesis provides access to field production equipment and postproduction facilities housed at the Center, which are available to Mimesis Artists and participants in the Documentary Lab. Additional resources and facilities are made available through our partnerships across campus.

Key inventory:

  • 4K cinema camera packages
  • Location sound packages
  • Location lighting and grip tools
  • Event documentation packages
  • Camera stabilization tools (Dana Dolly, Steadicam, portable jib, etc.)
  • 4K-capable postproduction suite (Avid, Adobe Suite, DaVinci Resolve, etc.)

Mimesis maintains parternships across campus for access to:

  • Podcasting booths
  • Production studios
  • Extended reality resources (augmented and virtual reality)
  • Screening facilities
  • Professional services

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Services and Consulting

Mimesis can provide a range of services and advise on projects from development to exhibition. Please contact us for a consultation.


  • Story Writing
  • Treatments
  • Pitching
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising, etc.


  • Location scouting and permitting
  • Releases and chain of title
  • Storyboarding and shot design
  • Scripting and breakdowns
  • Staffing and crew
  • Budgeting and insurance, etc.


  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Location sound
  • Grip / electric
  • Art, hair, and makeup
  • Equipment rental
  • Production coordination, etc.


  • Picture and sound editing
  • 2D effects
  • Motion graphics
  • Sound mixing
  • Color correction and finishing
  • Delivery, etc

Distribution and Impact

  • Impact plans
  • Community outreach
  • Festivals
  • Selling to distributors
  • Events, etc.

See also: Mimesis Micro Grants